Charlotte Clarke

Associate Solicitor

Charlotte is a member of Rix & Kay’s wider Residential Property Team and leads the firm’s residential property team based in Uckfield.  She has more than eight years experience of helping people to buy and sell properties in Sussex and throughout the South East and has a detailed understanding of the regional housing market.

As well as her technical expertise, Charlotte’s work and commitment to delivering outstanding client service has been recognised by the firm and she is now part of the firm’s Leadership Development Programme.

Charlotte’s Clients

Charlotte supports individuals and their families who are looking to move home.  She advises first time buyers, high net worth individuals and people looking to downsize, move to the country or buy a retirement property.  She also works with some of the regions most prominent Estate Agents and her network and influence in this area allows her to work seamlessly as part of a wider team that helps house sales and purchases to run as smoothly as possible.

Experience and approach

Charlotte’s experience of working with a wide range of people and families from various life stages means she understands how important and precious moving home can be for different individuals.  Her skill lies in assessing the circumstances of a particular property purchase or sale and tailoring a process that gets people from A to B as smoothly and as stress free as possible.  She is noted for being calm, approachable but highly capable.

The result is that her clients feel assured that their property transactions are always making progress at the right speed and that they complete on time and at a sensible cost.

Areas of Expertise

•    Freehold residential sales and purchases;
•    Leasehold residential sales and purchases;
•    Transfer of Part;
•    Buy to Let;
•    Lease extension and Lease variations;
•    Transfer of Equity;
•    Probate sales, Deputy sales and sales by Attorneys;
•    Remortgages and preparation of legal charges.

What Charlotte’s clients say

“Charlotte was extremely efficient.  Moving house was a daunting experience for me being on my own, but Charlotte made it easy by keeping me informed.  I have always found Rix & Kay to have a good repertoire with myself whenever I have used them.”
Mrs J. E. – Client quote 2016

“More than satisfied – Brilliant! Very friendly and helpful – a big thank you to Charlotte and her assistant for all their help.”
Mr E. J. W – Client quote 2016

Charlotte’s work

High value transaction under pressure to complete

Charlotte recently supported a family who was looking to sell their freehold property valued at £1.6million to coincide with two related purchases, one leasehold and one freehold.  These multiple transactions all required to complete at the same time and under significant time pressure, which required specialist Stamp Duty advice and advice on private drainage and private water supply.

Charlotte managed the process throughout, acting as a sounding board to the family and completing all transactions within the given deadlines.

Sale of rural holdings for development

Charlotte worked in partnership with a rural property owner who was looking to capitalise on the sale of property holdings including a barn with planning permission, to be converted to a residential property.

As well as managing the sale transaction, Charlotte negotiated and drafted the Transfer of Part, advising specifically on the covenant, easements and restrictions that allowed the sale to proceed smoothly and without delay.